The Mystery of Divine Personality

He was the meekest and lowliest of all the sons of men, yet he spoke of coming on the clouds of heaven with the glory of God. He was so austere that evil spirits and demons cried out in terror at his coming, yet he was so genial and winsome and approachable that the children loved to play with him, and the little ones nestled in his arms. His presence at the innocent gaiety of a village wedding was like the presence of sunshine. No one was half so ...Read More

The God Delusion Debate: Richard Dawkins and John Lennox

In Birmingham, Alabama, Professor Richard Dawkins and his Oxford University colleague Professor John Lennox engaged in a lively debate over what is arguably the most critical question of our time: the existence of God. The debate centered on Dawkins’ views as expressed in his best-seller, The God Delusion, and their validity over and against the Christian faith. Both presenters agreed to the format and topics of discussion. ...Read More

The Story of Hien Pham by Ravi Zacharias

Throughout history the Old and New Testaments have shown themselves to be reliable and true; they rise up to outlive their pallbearers, if you will. The following story probably stirs my own confidence in the power of God’s Word and His sovereignty more than any other. Let me share part of it with you today. I was ministering in Vietnam in 1971, and one of my interpreters was Hien Pham, an energetic young Christian. He had worked as a translator with the American forces, and was of immense help ...Read More

John Lennox and Richard Dawkins – Has Science Buried God?

Professors Richard Dawkins and John Lennox go head-to-head once again for another remarkable match of intellect. An enthralling topic for scientists, skeptics, and Christians for nearly 150 years, the answer to the question ‘Has Science Buried God?’ has implications that reverberate throughout both public and private life. This time, the same two Oxford Professors who debated in Birmingham’s ‘God Delusion’ Debate are at it again on the site of the famed 1860 Evolution debate between Huxley and Wilberforce. ...Read More

Immortal Horrors or Everlasting Splendors

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which,if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of ...Read More

No Greater Honor

On June 10, 1535, a special proclamation was made, giving the decree that anyone who had baptized others and refused to recant would be put to death by fire. And any who aided the Anabaptists with hospitality would beheaded, or in the case of women, drowned… all of this to the end desire that the Anabaptists might be exterminated. And so, hundreds were being burned, beheaded and/or drowned. One day a 14 year old lad joined a crowd who were watching an Anabaptist being executed at the stake. The ...Read More

Forty Soldiers for Christ

In the year AD 320, in a vain effort to impede the growth of the Christian church, the Roman Emperor Valerius Licinius (of the Eastern part of the empire) decreed that all civil servants and members of the military must offer sacrifice before the local gods. One cold, winter morning, the order was read to the Twelfth Legion, stationed at Sabaste in Armenia, and the soldiers were called upon to demonstrate their loyalty to the emperor through the prescribed offering. But there were forty Christians in the ranks of ...Read More

The Martyr’s Oath

Oaths such as this are common in some lands where Christians face death on a regular basis. In the past few years, versions of the Martyr’s Oath have appeared in Persian and Arab countries, usually scrawled in hurried handwriting. It is not uncommon to hear of Christians even incorporating it in their wedding vows, as they begin their lives together as evangelists and church planters in lands where conversion to Jesus as Lord is a capital offense. In some bible schools in India, graduating students must take the Martyr’s ...Read More

Quotes on Evangelism

‘Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then ...Read More